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THE 59TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 

02-05 October 2022, Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The 2022 Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA) will be hosted at the Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia from 02-05 October 2022. The conference programme contains a mix of invited panel sessions (parallel sessions), plenary sessions and contributed oral and visual presentations. The theme for this year’s conference is “How recent value chain disruptions shaped agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa”. 

The Conference programme contains a stimulating mix of workshops, contributed papers and a poster session. It is designed to appeal beyond academia to agricultural economists in the public and private sectors, farm managers and agribusiness practitioners. Contributed academic papers will be presented in parallel sessions, which will be organised by ‘discipline commissions’ in the following areas; 

  • Agribusiness management and value chains 
  • Agricultural policy issues 
  • Agricultural finance and risk management 
  • Agricultural trade 
  • Agricultural technology, information, and big data 
  • Agricultural and rural development and land reform 
  • Consumer economics 
  • Environmental economics 

Papers that link up to the theme within the various ‘discipline commissions’ will receive priority. 

 

Submissions are invited for contributed papers and posters under the following categories; 

Category 1: Contributed papers 

These papers will go through a blind review process to determine suitability for oral presentation at the conference. No contributed papers will be considered as upgraded poster papers. 

1. Papers should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to the following e-mail address: aeasa2022@gmail.com 

2. Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 6000 words (excluding the cover page and abstract). 

3. Each paper must include a cover page with the name(s) of the author(s), their affiliation(s). 

4. Each paper must include an abstract of not more than 250 words. 

5. References, Tables and Figures must comply with Agrekon requirements obtainable from the AEASA website and published Agrekon journals. 

Category 2: Contributed poster papers. 

Poster papers will go through a blind review process to determine suitability for presentation at the conference. Authors are encouraged to consider poster papers as a means to communicate research findings. 

1. Poster papers should be submitted electronically as Microsoft Word documents to the following e-mail address: aeasa2022@gmail.com 

2. Poster papers must be written in English and must not exceed 2500 words (excluding the cover page and abstract). 

3. Each poster paper must include a cover page with the name(s) of the author(s), and their affiliation(s). 

4. Each poster paper must include an abstract of not more than 250 words. 

5. References, Tables and Figures must comply with Agrekon requirements. 

GENERAL 

The three best contributed papers and posters will be upgraded for presentation during plenary sessions of the 2022 AEASA conference. Only papers that were originally submitted specific to each category are eligible for upgrading, and for the AEASA awards. 

 

By submitting papers, the authors understand that, if their paper or poster is selected, one or more of the authors will personally present at the conference and that such authors are liable to pay the full registration fee. The author also understands that they will have to review at least two (2) other papers submitted to the conference. 

Please ensure e-mail addresses as submitted are correct, as these addresses will be used in all correspondence and acceptance notifications. 

 

PRESENTATIONS 

Successful authors for upgraded papers will be allocated a total of 20 minutes per paper for oral presentation and discussion. Upgraded posters will be allocated 15 minutes for oral presentations. Contributed papers will be allocated 15 minutes for presentations. All presentations should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint®. 

Workshop proposals: 

The following topics have been identified for workshops. 

  • Workshop 1: Contemporary issues affecting Namibia’s agricultural trade. 
  • Workshop 2: Enhancing the Agricultural Economics profession to meet current and future industries’ skills demand. 
  • Workshop 3: Role of women in agriculture and how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can close gender inequality? 
  • Workshop 4: Agricultural production and investment in Southern Africa. 
  • Workshop 5: Promoting regional value chains and investment opportunities post Covid-19 disruptions. 

Proposals for workshops will be considered at the same time as Contributed Papers. Space on the program for these workshops is limited, and the conference invites no more than 5 of these sessions. All proposals must be submitted by 30 June 2022 through the conference submission e-mail. 

Organisers of such sessions will need to submit details on participants and a brief description of the proposed workshop of interest. Proposals may include presentations that explore different, complementary aspects of an identified topic of interest. Proposals that involve discussants with different points of view will be of particular interest, as are proposals that involve analysis of new, exciting and important issues within the identified topic. 

IMPORTANT DATES

 Deadline for submission of contributed and poster papers. There will be no extension on this date. 

15 July 2022 

Notice of acceptance/rejection of submission 

30 July 2022 

Deadline for early bird registration 

15 July 2022 

Regular registration deadline 

30 August 2022 

Late registration 

15 September 2022 

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Sunday 2 October 2022 
15h00-18h00 Registration 

Monday 3 October 2022 
Oral sessions from 08.00–16.00 
Networking event 18:00 

Tuesday 4 October 2022 
Oral sessions from 08.00–16:00 
AGM 16:00-17:30 
Gala Dinner 

Wednesday 5 October 2022 
Oral sessions 08:00-12:30 
Departure 

REGISTRATION 

All delegates are required to register online at: https://www.abadmin.co.za/default2.php 

 

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The following conference registration fee structure is applicable for a 3-day programme (including 2 evening functions):

 Category 

Conference registration fee (N$/R) 

Pay by date 

Early Bird Registration 

3 500 

15 July 2022 

Early Bird Student registration 

2 000 

Normal Registration 

4 000 

30 August 2022 

Normal Registration for Students 

3 000 

Late registration 

7 500 

15 September 2022 

Late registration for Students 

5 000 

Day delegates (excludes evening functions) 

1 500/day 

15 September 2022 

All delegates are required to register online at: https://www.abadmin.co.za/default2.php 

The conference registration fee includes registration, AEASA membership fees, conference material, refreshments, lunch, and organised functions during the day(s) of attendance, but excludes all travelling costs, accommodation, and any other refreshments not included on the programme. 

No refunds but you are most welcome to send a substitute at no extra cost. 

An official invoice will subsequently be e-mailed to you to confirm your successful registration. 

Please e-mail a copy of the deposit slip or proof of electronic transfer to petrie@abevents.co.za 

ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT 

Please Take Note: 

All costs (travel, accommodation, incidentals) related to your participation in the conference must be covered by the participant. AEASA Conference 2022 is not liable and holds no responsibility for any of these costs. 

Accommodation and Transport 

For all accommodation bookings and enquiries, please contact Ms Kakunanganda Kustaa, Strand Hotel, Swakopmund: Kakunanganda.Kustaa@ol.na. In addition to the Strand Hotel, several other options for accommodation are available in Swakopmund, such as the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre. 

SECRETARIAT 

For any other information, please refer to the AEASA website, or contact the 2022 Conference Organising Committee and Association Business Events at aeasa2022@gmail.com and petrie@abevents.co.za 

Contact persons: 

1. Dr Thinah Moyo 

 

 

2. Mrs Petrie Vogel 

 

Tel: +264 81 804 2006 

+264 61 207 2331 

Tel:+27 74 051 3318 

 

UPCOMING

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THE 59TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA 

02-05 October 2022, Strand Hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia 

ATPI

AGRICULTURAL TRADE POLICY INSTITUTE

The Agricultural Trade Policy Institute (ATPI) at the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) collaborates closely with the German Development Cooperation in the framework of the Support to Evidence-based and Coordinated Agri-Trade Policy Development in Namibia (ECAP) Project. ATPI’s joint goal is to improve trade, agriculture along with food policy information and facilitate the exchange to foster a sustainable development of the agri-food sector.

An academia’s success relies on establishing and motivating effective teams. ATPI brings together varied skills and expertise, whether in scientific discovery, education or administration, each of which makes positive contributions to the whole.

ABOUT

ATPI

ATPI also believes emphatically that diversity strengthens the community, and thus the institute is committed to making an inclusive environment for all.

VISION

ATPI aspires to be a premier institute that transforms evidence-based policy forumulation in the agri-food trade sector in collaboration with stakeholders.

MISSION

To produce and disseminate research-based agri-trade policy solutions that unlock opportunities in the Namibian agricultural sector.

CORE VALUES

Values define what makes ATPI a distinctive community, guiding the institute’s behaviours, as well as shaping its culture. In all interactions, ATPI believes in acting with integrity.

  • Collaborative – We work together as a community with our partners and build lasting relationships to achieve our shared ambition.
  • Inspiring – We will provide an inspiring and empowering experience for our stakeholders.
  • Inclusivity – We celebrate our uniqueness where everyone’s contribution is valued and welcome.
  • Innovative – We value people for their creativity and practice to enhance our stakeholders’ competitiveness.
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